How to Make Rotisserie Chicken Soup

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Have you ever wanted homemade soup, but cannot because you live in a dorm and or are on a college budget?

Well, I have a solution for you! Rotisserie chicken noodle soup takes all the flavor you love of homemade soup with just a few simple steps.

Ingredients:

1 Plain rotisserie chicken

1 Half an onion

3 Carrots

3 Stalks of Celery

32 Oz. of Chicken Broth

1 Sprig of fresh rosemary

1 Tablespoon of olive oil

Step 1:

Coat the bottom of a large pot with olive oil and place on medium heat. 

Step 2:

Dice half an onion, peel and dice the carrots, and slice the celery in to bite size pieces. Then introduce into the oil, stirring until tender.

Step 3:

Once the vegetables are tender, add the broth to the mixture and reduce to medium low heat.

Step 4:

Remove the skin and bones from the rotisserie chicken, shred the meat and add to the soup.

Step 5:

Remove the rosemary from the stick, mince and add to the soup.

Step 6:

Reduce to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

This recipe is relatively easy, but it can be messy because of all the knife work. To make this recipe easier, you can buy pre-diced vegetables from Wegmans and save a bunch of time and effort. Also, if you are in the mood to make this dish entirely from scratch and cook the chicken yourself, it is easy, but time-consuming considering how long it takes to boil the chicken. If you are going to do this, the easiest way is to buy a whole raw chicken from Wegmans. (And instead of breaking down the chicken yourself before boiling, it is much easier to ask one of the butchers to break it down for you for free.) Boiling the chicken will take on average 30-45 minutes. If you are boiling the chicken, boil it in the chicken broth.  This will create even more flavor for the soup.

This soup is great for when you are sick, when the weather is nasty – or if you just feel like you need soup!  

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Rocky Polimeni is a junior at Nazareth College with a double major in political science and legal studies. Born and raised in Canandaigua (can-an-day-gwa), New York, Rocky has been a part of the greater Rochester community all his life. He is involved in clubs and the Nazareth College Relay for Life. When (and if) Rocky grows up, he wants to go to law school and become a lawyer. When he is not at his law internship, Rocky is probably making tacos and/or playing a video game.


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